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Auburn University Faculty Awards

Auburn University Faculty Awards

Alumni Undergraduate Teaching

These awards are presented on the basis of outstanding teaching of undergraduates from nominations made by department heads, deans, alumni and students. A committee of retired faculty selects the recipients.

Wheeler Foshee
Associate Professor – Horticulture
College of Agriculture

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Wheeler Foshee began his career at Auburn in 1985 as an assistant county agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. As a pesticide specialist, he conducted fruit and vegetable integrated pest management research. He took a teaching position on campus in 1990 and enjoys meeting students from all across Alabama and the world. Foshee now focuses on vegetable crop production. His work with high tunnels is helping horticultural producers in the state expand and extend their markets. His favorite place on campus is the Old Agronomy Farm where he can view demonstrations and on-going agricultural research and from where he can hear the Marching Band practice from across the field in the fall.

Theresa McCormick
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Elementary Education – Curriculum and Teaching
College of Education

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Theresa McCormick joined the Auburn faculty in 2004. Her areas of academic interest and expertise include the development of historical thinking, classroom contexts for teaching history and the social studies, reflective and professional decision making of elementary teacher candidates, and teacher professional development. For 12 years, she taught fifth- and sixth-grade social studies. Her work has appeared in Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Social Studies Research and Practice, Journal of Research in Education, Journal of Social Studies Research, and The International Journal of Social Education. She actively promotes social studies education at the state and national level. McCormick says her favorite place on campus is her classroom in Haley Center where she is continually amazed and inspired by her students.

Stuart Wentworth
Associate Professor – Electrical and Computer Engineering
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

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In the two decades that Stuart Wentworth has worked at Auburn University, he has displayed a penchant for teaching. He is a six-time recipient of Auburn's Electrical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award (1993, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2010) and has also been named as the 2008 winner of the William F. Walker Superior Teaching Award, the 1999 Birdsong Merit Teaching Award, the 1995 Faculty Member of the Year for the College of Engineering, and the 1995 Fred H. Pumphrey Outstanding Teaching Award. He says that his proudest academic moment was receiving a job offer from Auburn University which was a "cartwheels-down-the-hallway" moment. Wentworth was recently appointed the director of the undergraduate program for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and chair of its Curriculum and Assessment Committee. His favorite place on campus is Jordan-Hare Stadium and believes it has the best student section in the SEC.